Five pinball machines in 3 days

About a month ago, I blogged about finding pinball machines in Moscow. I got one response directing me to the Khimki Mega Mall out towards Sheremetyevo airport. Since it’s pretty far away, especially with traffic, I had to bide my time until I had a reason to go there.

This week, I had to go to OBI and IKEA at the Mega Mall. Great! I was ready.

Well, the day before, after returning from Domodedovo airport by train, I was walking through Paveletskaya train station on the way to the metro entrance, and lo and behold, I saw a pinball machine! And someone was even playing it! I stopped immediately, bought some tokens and waited. The guy playing was impatient and let me finish his game. Cool! I actually did quite well, getting some free games by match and by score, so I didn’t even use all my tokens. This station is very close to me and I’m meeting a friend near there next week, so I’ll return with my tokens. πŸ™‚

The next day, I went to Mega Mall. Did my shopping early went to the movie theatre and the “Game Zone” where they had Simpsons (you know about the Simpson’s movie, right?) and Ripley’s Believe It or Not pinball machines. I played each of them 2-3 times. As always, the flippers were flaccid or stuck on both machines. Makes it very difficult to play. <sigh> But, what’s worse, the Simpson’s game didn’t have any Replay threshold set. Normally, if you get a certain number of points, you win a free game. This is a sliding number depending on how well/poorly the previous game was played, but it’s always displayed when you start the game. Not here. Also, there was no “match” at the end of the game. So, I won’t play that one again until I see it’s fixed.

Then, on Friday, I went out to TGI Friday’s with members of my football (soccer) team. At one point, I realized my phone had no money, so I went searching for a top-up point. I walked into a movie theatre which was attached to TGIF and saw….two pinball machines!!!! An Elvis and another Simpsons. Woo-hoo!! Yes, I played them, too. πŸ™‚ Fun to play, but still issues with the machines.

I have written to GameZona who maintain/own the machines, but I’m not holding my breath that they will actually fix them.

I also find it so cute that on their website, they have to explain what pinball is. “Objective: keep the ball in play by pressing the buttons which control the flippers.”

So, now I have a few options. I wonder if there are more?

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3 Comments on “Five pinball machines in 3 days”

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  2. naisioxerloro Says:

    Good design, who make it?

  3. Steve Says:

    Is there still a pinball machine in Moscow?Are you still in Moscow?
    I were searching too.

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